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its not just Triumphs that rust..


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Just seen this for sale on a local FB group.

"2004 Nissan X-Trail
£650
MOT till April 2019 - perfect for someone that can fix cars as the rear shock has gone through the u...pper mount see pictures. No warning lights and runs fine."

So its not just Triumphs that rust but I don't think I seen a case where the rear spring support has broken away due to rust and popped into the boot !!

enjoy.

Mike

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That's worrying. My nephew has had two X-trails and they're a terrible car, I've been working on the underside of both and they're horrendously rusty. I'll have to check his mountings now. A work colleague bought one from new and returned it after less than two weeks, so apparently even the new ones aren't anything to sing about!

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I'm always dead slow over those drastic ones. Often there's a high speed/4x4 modern right up my a....  

I do find a fair bit of intolerance, even bullying, driving a relatively small classic.

I'm old, but I'm sure they are far more grumpy (sociopathic, even).

Does my head in a bit really.

Dave  

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some  prat always has to be in front ,  its their funeral, but often they take out the innocent,  and you find the in front at the next  lights 

some marques seem to attract prats like flies and dog doo doo's             shame we are all out for a drive

 they dont like being overtaken that can bring out some alarming driving when you get the better .

 Dave just ignore them  make em wait 

Pete

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13 hours ago, daverclasper said:

Often there's a high speed/4x4 modern right up my a.... 

I even hated them in my Disco with its air suspension! And in my current BMW they are truely hateful.

When I become incharge, I shall be banning them all and putting speed limits back to something sensible - and stopping the continual raising and lowering - but also enforce them. I do live in a dream world sometimes ?

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On 7/20/2018 at 7:20 AM, Anglefire said:

I even hated them in my Disco with its air suspension!

I had to remove the air suspension in mine after it went down three or four times within months and the compressor failed. Coils were a huge improvement but the drive to the local specialists, to get the computer settings reset from air suspension to coils, was a 40-mile nightmare with the alarm chime constantly sounding to inform me that the (now-removed) air suspension wasn't working... 

As for speed ramps..... en-route to the Circuit of Ireland Rally in 1980 in a much modified and lowered MG Midget (don't ask... :) ) the Irish border checkpoint at Aughnacloy had such vicious ones they tore the exhaust clean off, so we had to return home without ever getting near the race...

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Colin, a few change to coils, but most replace the air compressor and fix the leaks - usually the valve blocks and sometimes the air vessel. 

I had one compressor under warranty at about 80k and another at about 200k I think. 

I also had a diagnostic tool that allowed me to do most things. Wasn’t cheap - but I got 3/4 of it back when I sold it. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Anglefire said:

Colin, a few change to coils, but most replace the air compressor and fix the leaks - usually the valve blocks and sometimes the air vessel. 

I had one compressor under warranty at about 80k and another at about 200k I think. 

I also had a diagnostic tool that allowed me to do most things. Wasn’t cheap - but I got 3/4 of it back when I sold it. 

I had one bag leak, replaced that, one went down for no apparent reason, fixed that, then both went down - compressor failure? I replaced the compressor with a new one which failed in under a month. Add to that two sensor arm replacements and I decided coils was the lesser of two evils. 

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Bag leaks are actually quite rare - I know of 2 - but one at least was caused by misuse ( went from full retracted to full extended and in extended mode very quickly ) 

i did change all my airbags at about 163k as they essentially wore out. 

 

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